The Art Gallery wall at First Unitarian displays 2-dimensional artwork by local artists for one month. You can view the art gallery when the church office is open (Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm), or on Sunday mornings during and following church services. One Sunday each month, the artist is present between Sunday services to meet with others to speak about their work. In addition, some artists may choose to hold a separate  reception for their artwork.

Current Artist

March Artist: Justin Young


After graduating from high school in Iowa City, Justin earned a Bachelors Degree from Iowa State University.

He has enjoyed painting since he was a youngster. He uses pastels, watercolors, acrylics, charcoal etc. in his artwork which includes cityscapes, pet, human and architectural portraits. He enjoys creating whimsical clay Christmas ornaments and board games etc. In addition, after work,

• He enjoys teaching private art lessons for children.

• He has done numerous commissioned artworks for individuals and companies.

• He has conducted art workshops for K-12 and University.

• He has exhibited arts in the central Iowa area, Iowa State Fair, public places and Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Neb.


• “Honorable Mention and Peoples Choice” – Hoyt Sherman Art Show – 2018.

• “Peoples Choice” – Hoyt Sherman Art Show – 2017.

• “Second Place” – Iowa State Fair Fine Art – 2016.

• “Honorable Mention” – Iowa State Fair Fine Art – 2016.

• “Honorable Mention” – Polk County Art Gallery Art Show – 2016.

• “Peoples Choice” – Hoyt Sherman Art Show – 2016.

• “Honorable Mention” – Hoyt Sherman Art Show  – 2008.

• “Peoples Choice” – Iowa State Fair Fine Art – 2007.

To purchase art and commission art:
Text/ call 515-306-2613
Meet the artist Scheduled for April 21 in between services.



Upcoming Shows

April 2019:  Justin Young
May 2019: Robert Hagins
June 2019: Coming of Age Youth

How to Apply

If you would like to show your artwork on the Art Gallery wall at First Unitarian, please submit the completed forms below. If you have any questions, you may contact Linda Mathews at

Art Gallery Policy

Artist Instructions & Application Form

Photo Gallery of our Art Gallery!